Category: News

Why buy property on the Golden Mile Marbella?

Next in our series of why buy property in specific parts of the western Costa del Sol, we turn our attention to the most luxurious postcode in the area: The Golden Mile. This 2km stretch between Puerto Banus and central Marbella ranks as one of the most high-end places on the Costa del Sol and… [Read more…]

What’s new on the western Costa del Sol in 2022?

As regular followers of the Realista blog know, we’re keen on looking ahead. This forward vision allows us to stay on top of trends in the property market and keep our finger on the local buzzer. In this blog post, we take a look at what’s new in the western Costa del Sol in 2022, specifically… [Read more…]

What did the Spanish property market do in 2021?

By any accounts, the Spanish property market has enjoyed an excellent year. So good, it’s been one of the best on recent records. Sales have more than exceeded pre-pandemic levels and prices have regained their upward trajectory. In this article, we dive deep into all aspects of real estate in Spain this year and make… [Read more…]

Why buy property in La Zagaleta?

At Realista, we often get asked about the advantages of buying property in one area of the western Costa del Sol over another. So to answer those questions, we’ve created a new series of posts that list the benefits of a particular place. And in this post, we get up close and personal with one… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol real estate sales have bumper September

The latest figures for Costa del Sol real estate sales show that September was the best on record. The over 3,200 transactions represent the highest monthly figure for September since 2007. Furthermore, they confirm that property on the Costa del Sol has returned to pre-pandemic activity levels with new-build homes leading the market.  Highest sales… [Read more…]

Property prices in Marbella and Estepona rise the most in Spain

As our blog posts have been tracking, the Costa del Sol property market has consolidated its position as one of the leading lights in Spain. With brisk sales in Q3 and continuing price hikes, there’s no doubt that the current trend is up.  It’s, therefore, no surprise to find that two of the most popular spots on… [Read more…]

Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Estepona

Estepona is one of the few resorts on the Costa del Sol that has managed to conserve its traditional feel. As a result, the town tends to be quieter than neighbouring Marbella and it maintains a low profile with none of the glitz and glamour you’ll find in Puerto Banús, for example. But this family-friendly,… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol property sees highest price rise in Spain

September saw Costa del Sol property prices reach a new record and register the highest hike in Spain. Pent-up demand in tandem with its pleasant year-round climate is driving the market now looking forward to an excellent end to this year. Highest price increase Figures for September published by Idealista show that the Costa del… [Read more…]

Takeaways from InmoForum Malaga

The second edition of InmoForum Malaga brought together experts in the Spanish and Costa del Sol property markets at roundtables and conferences. They discussed the future of real estate in both Malaga city and the Costa del Sol, price trends and the shift in property types in demand. In this article, we round up the… [Read more…]

Your Guide to the Best Residential Areas in Marbella

Marbella ranks as the largest resort on the Costa del Sol and covers a wide geographical area. Along its 27km of coastline, the town has a wide variety of places to live. To help you choose where to buy a property, we’ve put together a guide to the best residential areas in Marbella. In this… [Read more…]

Why the western Costa del Sol luxury property market is flying high

The western Costa del Sol luxury property market has grabbed the headlines time and time again this year as the activity reaches levels not seen since the late 2000s. Homes with seven-digit price tags are changing hands more than ever and demand appears to be unprecedented. But what lies behind this frenzied market activity in… [Read more…]

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